[Interview] Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors)

Chris Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Zac Efron, and Jerrod Carmichael of Neighbors

[This interview was originally published as part of our SXSW 2014 coverage. It is being re-posted to coincide with Neighbors‘ theatrical release.]

Despite being an early, unfinished cut specifically for SXSW, Neighbors is one of the early comedy successes of 2014. Granted, we’re just a quarter of the way in, and the film technically doesn’t come to theaters until May, so it’s a bit unfair for me to proclaim its high graces. Nevertheless, heed my SXSW review of the film as early warning to you comedy fans: Neighbors is absolutely hilarious.

During the aforementioned SXSW, I had a chance to sit down with Neighbors‘ Jerrod Carmichael to discuss his role in the film, his experience working with such comedic minds as Seth Rogen and Nick Stoller, his stand-up career, and even his involvement with Odd Future’s TV series, Loiter Squad. Check out the full interview over the next couple of pages, and be sure to catch Neighbors when it hits theaters on May 9th.

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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